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Functions don't work

I have a similar problem that cbaker999 has. Sony support suggested that I reset the camera by taking out the battery, turning the camera on for 1 minute, turning it off, then reinserting ther battery - the camera workied for 1 day, then nothing worked again - no function buttons, playback, AF, or shutter. It would cost a flat fee of $225 to send it in for repair, if it's even repairable, with a 90 day warranty on the repair. My question: would it be worth repairing or is this a common problem wwith the a100? Should I be looking at getting a totally new camera - Canon or Nikkon?

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  • fmclane Jul 16, 2008

    Is this a common problem with the a100?

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With the fee that you mention the better option is to buy a new one.

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I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Sony service.
I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

Hope this helps and just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

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Want to reset my camera


Take out the batteries, then close the battery tray. Hold down the power button for 1 minute. Now put the batteries back in and turn on and there you have it.

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I have the sony a100 alpha... it wont take a photo. 4 red zeroes


Check the memory stick if its full and delete some photos......then try and take a shot.
the four red zeroes are counters for the number of shots u have taken.....it simply indicates you have a full memory stick.
Mine played the same trick on me too.

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I also have a Sony Cybershot but its a W110. The battery indeed will die out when you don't use it. I usually take mine out of the camera and the life extends a fair bit. But sometimes the date and time will have been lost.

About your functions problem, there is most likely a damaged pin inside the spindle or a damaged circuit board which you cant really do much about.
You can however take it to the reseller and claim on warranty if its still in the time of 1 year or 3 years extended.
If its still within warranty and the reseller rejects it, ring SONY up and ask them.

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Sony A100 - Buttons won't work


This sounds odd, I know, but I found a solution that worked for me. I had exactly the same problem: picture taking was wonky, menu button, playback button wouldn't work. It would do this immediately upon starting up, every time.
What worked was when I adjusted the "exposure" by holding the +/- button and turning the little dial near the shutter button. It makes absolutely no sense, but somehow it suddenly started working perfectly again. And it hasn't glitched up again yet.
Hope it works for you, too.

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I have cam sony dsc-s650 " dark screen "


get a broke one off ebay and use the flash circuit and mainboard from it. or go to www.digitalcamrepair.com for help.

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camera needs to be reset...but not gonna be easy

take batteries out...hold down power switch for 15 seconds...then put batteries in and restart

if camera works...go straight to menu and reintialize all functions

this is a firmware/software problem that is not easily fixed...and Sony wants $91 to fix a $100 camera

keep repeating this until it works...may take numerous attempts...but this is how I got my camera running again

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I found an online manual for your camera. Page 84 talks about the USB Mode Normal with the 4 dots underneath. It also show a troubleshooting area for this and it is on page 96. Hopefully this will get your camera working right again. Here is the link to the pdf manual. http://www.docs.sony.com/release/DSCW1.pdf

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Friend here in UK had the same problem and fix it by doing this.

  1. Remove the flash from camera.
  2. Have the firmware updated of camera,can be downloaded from Canon website,using the camera's serial number to activate the download.
  3. Extraxt the downloaded software on CF Card via card reader.
  4. Do firmware update on Canon via Meu settings.
  5. Make sure you have the battery fully charged

  1. Reset all custom functions,
  2. Switch it off and remove the battery.
    Wait five to ten minutes and put the battery back.
  3. Switch on take picture.
  4. Put flash on and take picture.It might work now.
  5. Do you custom functions and see if it's working.
  6. If not take bothto a dealer or Canon repair shop.

Henning

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This same thing happend to me awhile back. Camera seem to be dead for several weeks until one day I tried turning on and then off the night vision. The was the usual click inside the camera and all was well after that. I still use the camera.

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